Banyan Cay Resort & Golf, a Destination by Hyatt Hotel, appoints David Kohlasch as General Manager | news

by | Oct 4, 2021 | Golf Clubs

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA., October 4, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – Banyan Cay Resort & Golf, 250 acres of new development in the southeast Florida West Palm Beach, gives the appointment of. known David Kohlasch as general director. Kohlasch will lead the project until the planned opening in 2022.

Banyan Cay is operated by BENCHMARK®, a global hotel company, and will be the first Destination by Hyatt hotel in Florida; The Destination by Hyatt brand offers unique accommodations for passionate independent guests seeking a sense of belonging through connections to unique cultures and places. Banyan Cay will also become the first full-service hotel in Hyatt Palm Beach County, a world-class travel destination known for its beaches, water sports, shopping, golf and the international polo scene.

Kohlasch joins Banyan Cay as general manager of the resort and golf club. As an experienced hotelier with more than two decades of experience in independent and branded hotel operations, he comes from Kartrite Resort and Indoor Waterpark in. to Banyan Cay Monticello, New York. There, Kohlasch monitored the pre-opening and opening phases for the robust development, which employed more than 500 people and over $ 40 million in annual sales. Before joining Kartrite, Kohlasch managed a collection of Sonesta properties in St. Louis, Atlanta, and Baltimore; a portfolio of Flik International of 15 hotels, conference centers and private clubs in the US; as well as the AAA Four Diamonds rated Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia with nearly 300 guest rooms, a 45-hole private golf club, multiple dining options, a full-service spa, and 50,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Kohlasch holds a Bachelor of Science degree in hotel management from University of Nevada in Las Vegas.

“As a benchmark, the Banyan Cay Resort & Golf begins as a West Palm Beachs premier hotel destination for golf, spa and general access to the best the area has to offer Rikki Boparai, Vice President of Operations for Benchmark. “David is a seasoned industry leader whose experience will add tremendous value when Banyan Cay is brought to life.”

Resort footprint will include 150 lavish guest rooms and suites and 22 three-bedroom villas, as well as an extensive array of amenities including a lavish spa, two on-site restaurants, resort-style pools and a poolside tiki bar, six tennis courts and four pickle balls Seats. Resort guests enjoy access to the already opened private golf club of Banyan Cay with 18 holes on what is Jack Nicklaus’ 300th signature course.

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About Banyan Cay Resort & Golf

The Banyan Cay Resort & Golf is scheduled to open in early 2022 Florida first destination by Hyatt hotel and the first full-service hotel of the Hyatt brand in Palm Beach County. This newly built hotel, built in partnership with Jacob Companies, will feature an upscale West Indian style designed by leading hotel designers at Adache Architects. Banyan Cay pampers guests in its 150 oversized rooms and suites and 22 three-bedroom villas with an extensive array of amenities, including a lush spa inspired by West Indian rituals, two on-site restaurants, a resort-style pool with a pool tiki bar , six tennis courts, four pickleball courts and 18 holes of golf on what’s? Jack Nicklaus’ 300th signature course. Banyan Cay Resort & Golf is centrally located in the vibrant West Palm Beach, provides easy access from South Florida three major airports. Its more than 250 acres are close to world-class shopping and dining in Palm beach, including Worth Avenue, as well as sports venues, water activities, and more.

About BENCHMARK®, a global hotel company

BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, is a leader in developing, managing and marketing independent soft-branded resorts, hotels and conference centers. In addition to its award-winning, full-service Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, its lifestyle and luxury gem collection, and its industry-leading benchmark conference centers. BENCHMARK is also an investor in etc.venues, a leading provider of modern city center venues for meetings, unique events and conferences. Benchmark’s combined portfolio includes more than 80 unique projects on three continents. The company is passionate about delivering personal, inspiring and memorable experiences, increasing overall sales and profitability, and cultivating an award-winning “Be The Difference” culture for all of its employees. Benchmark, based in The woods (Houston), Texas, with offices in London, England; Miami, Florida; Park City, Utah; Scottsdale, Arizona; New Brunswick, New Jersey; Seattle, Washington; and Tokyo, Japan. To become a fan on Facebook, visit, Follow us on Twitter at,, on Instagram at, http: // www . and on Pinterest at At LinkedIn,

About Destination by Hyatt

The Destination by Hyatt brand is a diverse collection of independent hotels, resorts and residences that are individual at heart but connected by a commitment to embody the true spirit of each location. From upscale to luxurious, each property is a place of complete discovery, authentic design, and warm and welcoming service. As an honored host, every Destination by Hyatt hotel connects its guests with people and places – and offers a sense of belonging that invites everyone to make our destination theirs. Please visit for more information. Follow Destination by Hyatt on Instagram: @destinationhotels, Twitter: @Destination and Facebook: Destination by Hyatt.

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